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RATINGS: 1041   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
Our take on the stout brewed by 18th century English brewers for the Russian Imperial Court of Catherine II. The special malted barley in this intense and massive brew delivers rich flavors like dark chocolate, coffee and anise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garlic_of_Doom (627) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2016
Bottle. Almost black with a huge, creamy, frothy espresso coloured head. Retention is pretty good. Aroma is not that powerful, dark chocolate, vinous notes, roasted malt. Taste has dark chocolate, cocoa powder, quite a lot of roasted malt, licorice, slight vinous notes. Medium verging on full body, soft carbonation, round, smooth mouth feel. Long lingering dark chocolate aftertaste.

Solid, no fuzz, Imperial Stout. Could benefit from a slightly bigger body but for the price, who am I to complain?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turtles (2068) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2016
355ml bottle from Systembolaget. Pitch black with a creamy two-finger size mocha head, good lacing. Roasted barley aroma, coffee, smoke and cherries. Full bodied, smooth mouthfeel, medium carbonated. Roasted taste, cocoa, chocolate, coffee and licorice with sweet notes, molasses, plums, cherries and mildly smoky notes in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorgosh (432) - SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2016
Så massiv att berggrunder framstår som direkt porösa i jämförelse. Opec-länderna kan andas ut. När råoljan är slut har vi lösningen här. Rafinerad och klar dessutom, bara att hälla rakt ner i bränsletanken. Fruktig med kraftig arom av russin, choklad och en aning kaffe. I den traditionella smakbilden som stouten är begåvad med finns även ett stänk av rom.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pedro_Pinho (174) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2016
Black thick liquid with tan brown head. Aroma of roasted malt and alcohol. Taste dark malts, warm alcohol and some coffee with hints of chocolate. Good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (4325) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle from the rotter. Nose is full of molasses, tar, sticky chocolate, fudge. Everything I want in an Impy stout aroma. Pitch black with minimal brown colored head. Taste is lightly tart, acidic, sweet, almost rum and raisin, just sticky and sweet. Not much bitterness but isn’t cloying either. A touch of warming. Pretty solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (4925) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2015
(Samuel Adams Imperial Series Imperial Stout) Bottle 355 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 9.2% Totally black colour on the body, tall and thick, creamy, dark rown head on top, with excellent retention. Aroma of roasted malts, olive pit, light vanilla, chocolate, light alcohol. Taste follows, roasted malts, coal, even more chocolate now, faint alcohol, anise indeed. Medium to thick body, good carbonation, sticky and smooth on the palate. Great!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mariuspoenari (1692) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2015
Pitch black pour, visibly thick, with a dark espresso head that is slow to rise to the surface. Smells like roasted malts, dark cherries, walnuts, lactose and scotch whiskey. Promising! The taste doesn’t disappoint - dried fruit (figs, raisins) covered in dark chocolate, freshly roasted coffee beans, vanilla, oak. A warm spicy aftertaste with notes of pepper and anise. Super thick mouthfeel, a bit choking at times, but quite pleasant. No carbonation present.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
espenra (996) - Kurland, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2015
35.5cl bottle from Systembolaget. Best before 2016-02-01. No batch or brew date. It poured a pitch black colour with a massive brown creamy head. Aroma is roasted barley, coffee, dark chocolate, liqorice and some spices. Hints of alcohol. Flavour is rich and complex. Lots of dark cocoa, coffee, roasted malts and liqorice. The alcohol is more prominant than the aroma, but not in a bad way. Bitter at first, but getting smoother with each sip. Aftertaste is a bit short.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maarten1993 (1007) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2015
Drank with Kaspar 12-11-2015. Fine stout. Very drinkable and a pleasant, rich taste.

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